Canada's leading freestyle motocross rider Jeff Fehr performed backflips
and tricks in the heart of downtown Calgary providing a thrilling preview
of Red Bull X-Fighters at Stampede Park on May 30
CALGARY, May 14 /CNW/ - Calgary is just two weeks away from the greatest
show on two wheels - Red Bull X-Fighters - but today downtown dwellers got a
scintillating preview, as 25-year-old FMX rider and Canada's own Jeff Fehr
performed a series of breathtaking jumps off ramps spanning Centre Street and
in the shadow of the Calgary Tower. Fehr wowed the jaw-dropped crowd with an
array 40-foot-high tricks that are as daring as they sound, including the
Double Grab Hart Attack, Backflip Nac Nac, and Rock Solid. The demonstration
was a preview of Red Bull X-Fighters (www.redbullxfighters.com), coming to
Calgary Stampede Park on May 30, 2009.
Kicking up dirt for the first time ever on Canadian soil, Calgary will be
the second stop of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour. Featuring inspiring
jumps, world-renowned locations, and the world's best collection of freestyle
motocross riders, Red Bull X-Fighters is a one-of-a-kind mix of extreme sport
and unforgettable spectacle.
Mexico City was the first stop of this year's Red Bull X-Fighters World
Tour, where 17-year-old Levi Sherwood of New Zealand shocked the field to win
the opener. After wandering north of the 49th for the second stop of the
season in Calgary (May 30), the Tour moves south to Texas for a return to
Dallas/Fort Worth (June 27). The European leg of the tour kicks off with a
double event in Madrid (July 16-17) and concludes in London on August 22.
Tickets to Red Bull X-Fighters Calgary are available for purchase now at
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For further information: or to schedule an interview with Jeff Fehr,
please contact: Melissa Graham, Alana Lipton, Edelman, (416) 979-1120 x 350,
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